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09-30-2007, 01:39 PM
Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (http://www.health08.org/candidates/clinton.cfm) (D-N.Y.) on Sunday appeared on five talk shows and discussed her proposal to expand health insurance to all U.S. residents and several other issues, the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/23/AR2007092301099.html) reports (Kornblut, Washington Post, 9/24).

The American Health Choices Plan, which Clinton announced last week, would require large employers to offer health insurance to employees or contribute to a federal fund that would help workers purchase coverage. In addition, the proposal would provide tax subsidies to small businesses to help cover the cost of health insurance for workers. The proposal also would allow employers to select health plans from a network of private plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/) or a public plan modeled on Medicare. All residents would be required to be insured (Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report (http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/health2008dr.cfm?DR_ID=47577), 9/19).